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Who benefits from Invisalign®?

August 22, 2018
One problem with trying to answer the question as to who benefits from Invisalign is that the simple answer is “almost everyone.” The see-through, almost invisible aligners for straightening teeth are specifically molded to fit each individual’s mouth. Unlike conventional braces, they can be removed when eating and when cleaning the teeth. Because they use … Continue reading "Who benefits from Invisalign®?"

What’s the advantage to Invisalign®?

August 15, 2018
Invisalign, which we happily provide at Baymeadows Park Dental, is a great alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment if you’ve been apprehensive about the thought of metal braces. During your initial visit, the first thing we do is take an impression of your teeth as they are now and digitize it. Using special software, we look … Continue reading "What’s the advantage to Invisalign®?"

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®

August 8, 2018
There are so many adults and teens in our Jacksonville office who would love to have their teeth straightened but that are unwilling to go through the long and unsightly process of traditional metal braces. Well, that’s where Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® come to the rescue; the most advanced clear aligner systems in the world! … Continue reading "Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®"

What is a crown?

August 1, 2018
Dr. Franklin Rios and our team at Baymeadows Park Dental hear this question all the time. Millions of people have dental crowns that artificially restore the chewing surface of a tooth. Also known as caps, these restorations surround the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gum line. Crowns are custom fabricated to … Continue reading "What is a crown?"

What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

July 25, 2018
Dr. Franklin Rios and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can produce good results in giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Both methods can straighten your teeth … Continue reading "What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?"

Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?

July 18, 2018
Depending on how long the thumb sucking or constant pacifier use continues, and how aggressively the child sucks a thumb or the pacifier, it can indeed be an oral health issue. Generally speaking, most children outgrow these behaviors or are able to be weaned off them successfully sometime between ages two and four. When children … Continue reading "Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?"
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